"Genuinely brilliant expertise wedded to a caring and thoughtful approach that makes it truly peerless"

- Legal 500

We are a specialist family law firm with an enviable reputation for dealing with all aspects of separation, divorce, civil partnerships, nuptial agreements and children issues.

Our experience and outstanding client service is recognised with consistent top rankings for family law in the North in the respected legal guides Legal 500 and Chambers UK.  The latter describes Silk Family Law as “worthy of national recognition”.

Operating from offices in the heart of Newcastle city centre, in the tranquil surroundings of Aske Stables, on the Zetland Estate, North Yorkshire (close to the A1) and in City Square, Leeds, we also see clients in consulting rooms in York and London.

Services we offer...

Divorce & Separation

Going through separation or divorce can be incredibly painful and the practical and financial consequences far-reaching.

Nuptial Agreements & Asset Protection

If you and your partner enter into a pre- or post-nuptial agreement, you can determine in advance how your assets will be shared should you separate.

Children

Disagreement can occur when it comes to making decisions about the future arrangements for children.

Cohabitation

Statistics show that cohabiting couples are also far more likely to separate than those who are married.

Financial Provision

The resolution of financial issues upon divorce can often be complex, requiring an understanding of accounts, pensions, trusts and tax issues.

Injunctions & Emergency Relief

We act swiftly and decisively to obtain protection against domestic violence, the removal of children from the jurisdiction and the dissipation of financial assets.

Civil Partnerships

The dissolution of Civil Partnerships can raise difficult legal issue which we can help to resolve.

Inheritance Claims

Our specialist team has a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in advising on claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975.

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How to achieve a successful divorce with minimal acrimony

Article by Wayne Lynn, partner. First published in The Journal newspaper and online.   Family lawyers have long sought to move away from the ...



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Charity quiz raises £1260 for Macmillan Cancer Support

The fourth annual Silk Family Law charity quiz was won by a team from Muckle LLP Commercial Law. A total of 12 teams competed in the quiz, held...